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KUB X-Ray of Kidneys, Ureters & Bladder
GERD Gastroesophagea; Reflux Disease
CVA CerebroVascular Accident (Stroke)
/_\ (triangle) Change
-c with (latin cum)
-p after
-a before
-s without (Latin: sine)
NSAID Non-Steroidal AntiInflammatory Drug
NIDDM Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
PO By Mouth (Latin: per os)
NPO Nothing by Mouth (Latin: Nil Per Os)
ht height
wt weight
c/o complains of
cc chief complaint
BMI Body Mass Index
BP Blood Pressure
BPM Beats Per Minute
BM bowel movement
HIV Human Immunodeficency Virus
AIDS Aquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Afebrile Without Fever
Antecubital Space The space located at the from of the elbow
Antipyretic An agent that REDUCES FEVER
Aorta Largest Artery in the Body
Apnea Temporary Cessation (ceasing) of breathing (think "sleep apnea" no-breath)
Axilla the armpit
Bradycardia Abnormally SLOW HEART BEAT (brady/cardia) (slow/heart)
Bradypnea Abnormally SLOW BREATHING (brady/pnea) (slow/breath)
Cyanosis Blueish Discoloration of the skin & mucus membrane (Cyan = blue)
Diastolic Phase in the cardia (heart) cycle when the heart Relaxes
Dyspnea Shortness of breath (Dys/pnea) (difficult/breath)
Dysrhythmia Irregular Rhythm (think arrhythmia)
Eupnea Normal (breathing) respiration (eu/pnea) (good breath)
Febrile Pertaining to FEVER
Hyperpnea Abnormal increase in rate & depth of respiration (hyper/pnea) (fast/breath)
Hypertension High Blood Pressure
Hypotension Low Blood Pressure
Hypoxemia Decrease in Oxygen saturation of the BLOOD (little/O2/blood)
Hypoxia Reduction of Oxygen supply to the TISSUES of the body
Intercostal Between the ribs
Malaise Vague sense of discomfort, weakness, fatigue
Orthopnea Breathing easier when sitting or standing
Pulse Oximetry Use of a Pulse Oximeter to measure the Oxygen saturation of Arterial (artery) blood
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